Thread: Sending Email via C

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    Sending Email via C

    What is the easiest way to send an e-mail via C on a Debian system? Programmatically executing system() commands is an acceptable approach. However, will I have to set up my own mail server on my box to send emails if I use something such as mailx or sendmail? I only need to send messages, not receive them.

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    Oh man, this is like the world's easiest thing to do. This link doesn't look half bad. As far as socket programming goes, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is as basic as it gets. You just open a socket, and send the info. You will probably spend more time copying and pasting lines of code than actually writing them.

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